Thank you for such a thorough response. My dog eats these too!
The main hazard would be that she could have choked at the time but luckily this did not happen and she managed to swallow the stick. The stick itself is made from a mixture of rawhide and chicken. While the chicken is fine, rawhide can cause digestive issues for some. It is quite possible that the chew will pass fine but we do need to monitor Sky to ensure this is the case.
There is a small risk that the chew will cause an obstruction in her digestive tract, however, we would know if this is occurring. At the moment, it sounds as though all is fine and fingers crossed it continues this way.
Over the next few days we would want to watch closely for the following signs: Gagging, vomiting, reduced appetite, lethargy, diarrhoea/constipation and abdominal bloating. If these symptoms occur, it would be important to have her examined by a vet.
Please try not to worry too much. This sort of incident is very common in pups and most experience no complications.
We could add some mashed up/tinned pumpkin to her meal to increase the fibre content and help things pass along. Similarly, ensure she is drinking enough and consider adding some water to her food, to help with her digestion.
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